Minnesota News
  • Dayton’s snowbird tax causes some heartburn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for an income tax on snowbirds is generating heat from people who say it could wind up driving out long-term visitors. Only people who live in …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Lawmaker seeks to preserve MN-ND hockey rivalry

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make sure the Minnesota-North Dakota men’s college hockey rivalry continues after the Gophers leave the WCHA. Representative Ryan Winkler, a Democrat from Golden Valley, introduced …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Nolan: More time needed to meet air standards

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – U.S. Representative Rick Nolan says Minnesota taconite producers need more time to meet certain air quality standards. Nolan says he’s telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the companies need up …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Minn. Dems accuse GOP lawmaker of violating law

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Democratic Party wants an administrative judge to rule that a veteran Republican lawmaker broke the law with letters to newspapers saying four freshmen Democrats had voted for billions in …

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    22 Mar 13
  • House panel passes background checks at gun shows

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A House panel has passed a bill that would require background checks for firearm sales at gun shows, but that measure may still get trimmed down before becoming Minnesota law. …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Pilot makes emergency landing in Winsted

    WINSTED, Minn. (AP) – All six people on board walked away safely after a pilot made an emergency landing in farm field near Winsted west of the Twin Cities. The pilot deftly maneuvered the twin-engine …

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    18 Mar 13
  • Drug Court officials to rally at Minn. Capitol

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea will join other judges and Governor Mark Dayton at a rally to promote the state’s drug court system. The rally is set …

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    18 Mar 13
  • Dayton to travel state to make case for his budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Governor Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget. The tour starts with a town hall meeting in Duluth on Wednesday. The …

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    18 Mar 13